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Bruce Barcott
Bruce Barcott was a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow in nonfiction and is the author of The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw and The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier. He writes frequently about the outdoors and the environment for such publications as the New York Times Magazine, Outside, Harper's, and Sports Illustrated.
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Stories by Bruce Barcott
January 11, 2012
Biologists float a proposal that would make commercial whaling legal, but also let conservation groups buy up the hunting quotas.
December 5, 2011
Four of the 10 most successful documentaries at the box office have been on environmental themes. Indy filmmaker Mark Kitchell hopes to add his new movie to the list.
December 5, 2011
A new documentary takes us through 50 years of the environmental movement.
July 18, 2011
As the Arctic warms up and solid ground disappears, polar bears have to swim farther across the open ocean. Their cubs often can't make the trip.
February 23, 2011
Strange things are happening as sea ice melts and old boundaries dissolve, tearing at ancient strands of one of the planet's most fragile food webs.
December 15, 2010
Climate change appears to be igniting a sexual revolution among Arctic mammals -- and that’s not good news for some endangered species.
December 15, 2010
Biologist Brendan Kelly explains why climate change may be knocking down barriers between Arctic species and increasing the chances of hybridization.
May 27, 2010
Of the many threats facing the world’s oceans, one of the most serious is bycatch -- all the unwanted species that are scooped up in fishermen’s indiscriminate nets. In Alaska’s Bering Sea, trained bycatch observers are gathering data that could radically reduce the problem and at the same time make our fisheries more profitable.
February 27, 2009
How one mineral could determine our energy future and our national security
December 1, 2008
With a vital food supply at risk because of climate change, the government could not have picked a worse time to remove the grizzly bear from the endangered species list
February 29, 2008
Bruce Barcott's The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw was published in February by Random House.
December 1, 2007
Bruce Barcott reviews Michael Novacek's Terra: Our 100-Million-Year-Old Ecosystem--and the Threats That Now Put it at Risk.
December 1, 2006
A number of scientists and environmental leaders say the Yellowstone population isn't ready to sustain itself without federal protection.
December 1, 2006
Under Montana's Big Sky, newly arrived homeowners are on a collision course with a resurgent population of top predators. Many ranchers have figured out the path to peaceful coexistence, but will they manage to pass on their hard-earned wisdom to newcomers unaccustomed to the ways of the wild?